Grateful Dead Live at Rosemont Horizon Arena on 1989-04-12

Set 1

Jack Straw
Row Jimmy
New Minglewood Blues
Tennessee Jed
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Cumberland Blues
Let It Grow

Set 2

Touch Of Grey
Truckin' ->
Smokestack Lightnin' ->
Spoonful ->
Smokestack Lightnin' ->
He's Gone ->
Drums ->
I Will Take You Home ->
All Along The Watchtower ->
Wharf Rat ->
Turn On Your Lovelight

Black Muddy River

- Notes From The Taper

During this run of Rosemont shows, I regretfully let my buddy Danny T. run the taping rig. He was a Chicago boy and liked to tape the shows when the Dead came into his town. Seeing as how he was the one with a straight job, and he owned some of the gear I was using, and and I was the one traveling all over the country taping everywhere else, I obliged him when the circus came to Chicago. I knew of a good ticket outlet to go to when Rosemont tickets went on sale, and I always got tickets in the first ten rows, so I liked to get down close and not really have to hassle with the gear. My girlfriend appreciated the time away from the taping section as well. In retrospect, I wish I would have gone full FOB gonzo those nights, as the result would have produced a much better recording, but alas, I did not. Anyway, Danny was not much to check and secure mics, cables, connections, decks, etc., before the music actually began, so he inevitably made tapes with cuts, chops, dropouts, level problems, bad flips, pretty much everything that you could do wrong, he managed to do. (I love ya Danny, but ya just weren't cut out for the job.). Anyway, that accounts for any sonic anomalies that plague these Rosemont recordings. I am amazed that the LMPP guys have been able to do what they do to resurrect these tapes from the point of no return. Thanks to all for your hard work guys.

Greg Holtz
October 2008

- Mastered with Adobe Audition and various plugins.

- The beginning of all the tapes were plagued with dropouts for the first few

minutes in the left hand channel - The worst being d1t02 Jack Straw where the left hand channel was unuseable for much of the song. The first 3 minutes 25 Seconds have been matrixed with CM's soundboard source.

- d2t09 - Space - three small total dropouts patched with CM's sbd source

- Encore moved to end of 1st set to fit show onto 2 discs

- 2nd Set and Encore can be re-joined seamlessly
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